400 Rabbits Team Launch New Casa Agave Venture

Casa Agave Launches in the UK! The team behind Nottingham's 400 Rabbits bar has launched their latest venture, Casa Agave. Building on their passion for Mexican spirits, Casa Agave will work directly with Agave brands to import, distribute and promote their products...

Is Raising Beer Prices During The World Cup Fair?

Stonegate Pub Company has defended its decision to charge customers up to 50p extra per drink during England’s matches. The company, which operates 692 pubs, puts prices back to normal as soon at the game ends. Is raising beer prices during the World Cup fair? Price...

Bourbon Tariffs are here… What does it mean?

Donald Trump has introduced trade tariffs on steel and aluminium coming into the US in order to protect domestic production. In retaliation, many of the trade partners have introduced tariffs on US goods coming into their countries. That means that Bourbon tariffs are...

In Flight Cocktails – BartenderHQ on Tour

BartenderHQ is on tour this week in Tenerife, so let's talk about drinking well when you fly. Though spirits can be limited, there are some easy hacks to enhance your mile high drinking experience. So here's our guide to in flight cocktails and drinking like you're in...

80s Month Continues – Cocktail Guest Reveal!

Cocktail turns 30 in 2 weeks time, and in this show we'll be talking about its effect on the bar industry. Our 80s Month continues! Cocktail Bartenders Commentary is Here Industry News BenRiach distillery has moved into fashion with the launch of a line that...

Helping your fellow bartender in need.

Should we as a community come together to help a bartender in need? One British Facebook group this week didn't think so, and it caused some waves. Industry News: Dead Rabbit to Re-Open after Fire The Dead Rabbit in New York suffered a suspected kitchen fire on July...

Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer Launches No Excuses Podcast

Jon Taffer has launched his very own podcast this week with PodcastOne - No Excuses! Welcome to the community Jon, it's great to have you here. Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer's hit TV show is now in its 6th season with over 160 episodes aired....

Bars Need Humans. We’re Allowed Opinions.

Its a bit of a philosphical episode this week about bartending. While we started with some updates, the real theme here is that bars need humans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARZ3CUVRWrI While cocktails may end up being easily available either pre-packaged, sold at...

5 Differences Between British and American Bars

The British pub is an icon, known around the world, but they’re very different from a typical bar in the states. Let’s talk about that. Here are 5 big differences between British and American bars. https://youtu.be/S8Pa0nTNjoI 1: Our bartenders typically make no...

Sam Went To Japan.

Sam went to Japan at the end of last year and into 2018, just before the opening of the Vanguard and while the builders did their thing. In this podcast we’re having a chat about a little of what he saw and experienced. Once he'd established how the weather in Japan...

BartenderHQ Podcast 2.0 is here – What to expect!

BartenderHQ Podcast 2.0 Coming Soon: BartenderHQ Masters Series Sam Boulton is currently working on our Masters Series podcasts where he'll deep dive into lesser known drinks, the nitty gritty of service and more. They'll air every other week around the main...

Cocktail Microherbs from Holland – Koppert Cress

Live from the Vanguard, David & Sam are talking about Koppert Cress - Cocktail Microherbs from Holland. The guys from Koppert Cress were kind enough to host us in Holland last year at their facility in Rotterdam, and then we spent an extra night exploring Amsterdam's...

The Vanguard is Open

Welcome back to the BartenderHQ Podcast and Sam is back, because finally The Vanguard is Open! Sam's been working on the project since the middle of last year and finally, the builders are finished and the guests are in. Positioned in Birmingham's historic Jewellery...

Scott Young from Restaurant, Bar & Nightclub Training

I'm so delighted to welcome to the podcast Scott Young from Restaurant, Bar & Nightclub Training. Scott Young's Extreme Bartending was the series of videos that I learned the majority of my flair from in the early years around 2000-2002, and I probably wouldn't still...

Muntaner Blanc

Antonio Nadal S.A was founded in 1898 by Antonio Nadal Muntaner, a manufacturer of Majorcan Spirits including Muntaner Blanc. Around 1920, exports to South America began, and lasted until the beginning of the Spanish civil war. After the end of this period, production...

Regal Rogue Lively White

Regal Rogue Lively White Vermouth Driven by a sensory obsession, it was Mark ‘Lord’ Ward’s legendary trip around the world to discover the spices of Asia, and the wines and native foods of Australia, that inspired the creation of Regal Rogue. A passion for the...

Regal Rogue Wild Rosé

Regal Rogue Wild Rosé Vermouth Driven by a sensory obsession, it was Mark ‘Lord’ Ward’s legendary trip around the world to discover the spices of Asia, and the wines and native foods of Australia, that inspired the creation of Regal Rogue. A passion for the marriage...

Vermouth Rosso Bottega

Vermouth Rosso Bottega The Italian winery and distillery will be presenting its latest products at Vinexpo 2017: Two vermouths created by Sandro Bottega and Lamberto Vallarino Gancia, heir of the Italian family leader in sparkling wine and vermouth: Vermouth Bianco...

Vermouth Blanco Bottega

Vermouth Blanco Bottega The Italian winery and distillery will be presenting its latest products at Vinexpo 2017: Two vermouths created by Sandro Bottega and Lamberto Vallarino Gancia, heir of the Italian family leader in sparkling wine and vermouth: Vermouth Bianco...

Gancia Rosso

Gancia Rosso Vermouth Carlo Gancia, born in 1829, spent an initial period of study and training at Reims to learn the production techniques for champagne before returning to Italy to establish, in 1850, the "Fratelli Gancia" Company. Range: Dry, Bianco, Rosso...

Gancia Bianco

Gancia Bianco Vermouth Carlo Gancia, born in 1829, spent an initial period of study and training at Reims to learn the production techniques for champagne before returning to Italy to establish, in 1850, the "Fratelli Gancia" Company. Range: Dry, Bianco, Rosso,...

Ferdinand’s Saar White

Ferdinand's Saar White Vermouth Ferdinand’s Saar White Vermouth is carefully aged in Mosel Fuder casks, 1000 litre neutral German oak barrels, which ensures the perfect balance between the acidity and fruitiness of the Riesling and the vineyard’s botanicals....

Noilly Prat Ambre

Noilly Prat Ambre Vermouth Inspired by the unique ageing process of wine in the 19th century, fine wine and spirits merchant, in 1813 Joseph Noilly, created his first recipe of French vermouth. Noilly Prat Original Dry was included in one of the world’s first examples...

Punt E Mes Carpano

Punt E Mes Carpano Vermouth The story goes that on 19 April 1870 , a stockbroker, caught up in a discussion with colleagues whilst in the Carpano wine shop about the increase in share prices on that day – one and a half points – ordered his usual Carpano vermouth but...
Cape Codder Cocktail Recipe

Cape Codder Cocktail Recipe

The Cape Codder (or simply Cape Cod) is an easy mix of Vodka & Cranberry juice, and is named for the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts where cranberries are grown. In Cocktail, Tom Cruse's Brian Brown makes the drink in the Cell Block bar during the movie's second act....

Dirty Mother Cocktail Recipe

Dirty Mother Cocktail Recipe

The Dirty Mother is a derivative of the Black and White Russian drinks, but there are a couple of recipes that I've found which conflict. The Dirty Mother is just one of the cocktails screamed at Brian Flannigan during his first shift in the 1988 Cocktail movie. The...

Friar Tuck Cocktail Recipe

Friar Tuck Cocktail Recipe

Hailing from the days when we didn’t really need a base spirit for our cocktails, the Friar Tuck is all about the liqueurs. That being said, if my wife ever sees this drink on a menu she’ll be all over it. Cream, chocolate, nuts? It’s basically like drinking Nutella,...

Every Drink Mentioned in Cocktail

Every Drink Mentioned in Cocktail

As a part of our "Cocktail at 30" season of 80s content, I was looking for a list of all the drinks mentioned in Cocktail. It looks like there's no such list on the internet, so I put the movie on and got started making notes. The following list is as far as possible...

Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail Recipe

Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail Recipe

The Harvey Wallbanger is a typically 80s drink, so perfect for us as we celebrate Cocktail's 30th Anniversary. While the history of the drink may go back as far as the 1950s, it's exact origin is still a matter of controversy. Reportedly created by Donato Duke Antone...

400 Rabbits Team Launch New Casa Agave Venture

400 Rabbits Team Launch New Casa Agave Venture

Casa Agave Launches in the UK! The team behind Nottingham's 400 Rabbits bar has launched their latest venture, Casa Agave. Building on their passion for Mexican spirits, Casa Agave will work directly with Agave brands to import, distribute and promote their products...


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